Five Crazy Down

MOUNTAIN BIKE FIVE CRAZY DOWN

Five super long downhill from the highest peak of Valtellina right to the valley bottom. We will ride our mountain bike down on dirt roads, mule tracks and steep flow trails, passing through incredible alpine landscape, woods and vineyard. The strain of the climb will be eased by reaching the start of the trail with our bike shuttle.

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NATURE

Woods, marmot, roe deer, deer, chamois, eagle and amazing panoramas on Valtellina

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HISTORY

First World War foxholes, military roads and Tirano

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ADVENTURES

Five superlong single tracks downhill with roots, fixed and mobile stones and hairpins

CHARACTERISTICS

DIFFICULT

EQUIPMENT

START

Mazzo di Valtellina (SO)

DISTANCE

about 110 Km

RECOMMENDED MOUNTAIN BIKE

Full suspended min. 120/120

WHEN

Every week from June to October

ELEVATION GAIN

about 1900 m

MANDATORY PROTECTOR

Helmet, gloves

BIKERS

Min 2

ELEVATION LOSS

about 8500 m

RECOMMENDED PROTECTOR

Keenpad, elbowpad

TOTAL DAYS

5

ELEVATION MAX

2500 m

TOTAL NIGHTS

4

ELEVATION MIN

430 m

WATER

Normal

Padrio

DESCRIPTION

The Padrio is the easiest Five Crazy Down. We will begin pedaling uphill our mountain bike, on a dirt road, for about ten minutes, on the top we will go down, first on the same road, then it becomes a funny single track. After a short section on asphalt road we will take first a mule track than a fast trail with a lot of high banked 180 degrees turns. Arrived at the bottom of the valley, in Stazzona, we will pedal on “Sentiero Valtellina” up to the B&B in Mazzo di Valtellina.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 24 km

about 250 m

about 1500 m

Normal

Tornantissima

DESCRIPTION

Tornantissima is the longest Five Crazy Down and one of the most famous and longest downhill trail in the Italian Alps with a lot of 180 degree turns. As the first day we will begin pedaling uphill our mountain bike, first on asphalt road than on a military road, up to the Alpe Varadega where the downhill starts. The first section is characterized by an amazing panorama on Valtellina, the second one in surrounded by the woods, instead the last part is a mule track. At the end of the trail, in Gorsio, we will go back with our mountain bike to the B&B in Mazzo di Valtellina.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 24 km

about 650 m

about 1950 m

Normal

Schiazzera

DESCRIPTION

Schiazzera is one of the most panoramic Five Crazy Down. We will begin pushing our mountain bike up to the “Sentiero Italia”. From here start the downhill, the first part is a super panoramic trail with some hairpins, the second section in a mule trak in the woods with a lot of 180 degrees turns, while the last one passes through the vineyard terraces, that stretch for kilometres along the Retic slopes to lower Valtellina. Arrived at the bottom of the valley in Tirano we will go back to the B&B, in Mazzo di Valtellina, pedaling on the “Sentiero Valtellina”.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 23 km

about 300 m

about 1800 m

Normal

Cornin

DESCRIPTION

Cornin is the most historical Five Crazy Down, we will ride our mountain bike on a military road and we will visit some First World War foxhole. We will start pushing uphill our mountain bike up to the Sentiero Italia where begin the downhill. The first section is a flow trail on the fields, the second one is a military road, in the woods, with a lot of 180 degrees turns and the last part is a mule track. At the end of the trail, in Grosotto, we will go back to the B&B in Mazzo di Valtellina

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 15 km

about 150 m

about 1500 m

Normal

Col d’Anzana

DESCRIPTION

Col d’Anzana is the hardest Five Crazy Down. The first part of the uphill is on a white road, while the second one is on a technical uphill trail. Arrived at the top of Col d’Anzana begins the downhill: the first section is a log panoramic trail, the second one is characterized by technical hairpins, while the last one is a mule track. Arrived at the bottom of the valley in Tirano we will go back to the B&B, in Mazzo di Valtellina, pedaling our mountain bike on the “Sentiero Valtellina”.

DISTANCE
ELEVATION GAIN
ELEVATION LOSS
WATER

about 25 km

about 550 m

about 1800 m

Normal

PRICE

Starting from 990€

PRICE INCLUDED

  • Guide
  • Insurance
  • N. 4 night in a B&B double room (single room on request)
  • N. 4 dinner (beverages are not included)
  • N. 5 Packed lunch
  • N. 5 Shuttle uphill
  • N. 5 Aperitif (soft drink for the underages)